Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire



R/V Atlantis


Cruise Party

Robert Ashton: Chief Scientist
+1 808 429 1770

Chad Smith: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 38 Water St. 3rd Floor, MS#37 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3811

Departure: Woods Hole on Jun 16, 2016

Arrival: Woods Hole on Jul 19, 2016

Mobilization Date: Jun 12, 2016

Demobilization Date: Jul 21, 2016

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: Classified


Depth Range: min / max (m)

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Classified
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science objectives

US Navy Military Oceanography Cruise

Science Activities


Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI

Looking at teleconference and site visit to WHOI late 19 April 1000


Funding Agency: ONR/NAVY #123456

- added ONR/NAVY #123456 on Mar 7, 2016 11:18 AM by Eric Benway

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 75 kHz

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors

Critical CTD Sensors: 

Storage Notes:


Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no

Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations? no



Navigation Notes:


Mooring / TSE winch

Winch Notes:

Wire Notes:
Slip ring required? no Number of conductors: 
Non-standard wire required? no Type: 
Traction winch required? no Describe: 

Other Science Vans:

Other Science Vans:
Science Van 1
Type/size: 20 Location: Main Deck
Water: Power:220 single phase

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 

Over the Side Equipment

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? no

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: yes Identify: 110/220 for seavan
Equipment Handling: yes Identify: Launch and Recovery of AUVs
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: no Identify: 

Additional Cruise Items/Activities

Explosive Devices: no
Portable Air Compressors: no
Flammable Gases: no
Small Boat Operations: yes
SCUBA Diving Operations: no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized? yes

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): To be determined based on the final test plan

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Apr 13, 2016 5:02 PM by Robert Ashton